• Signs of a Weak Immune System (and How to Make it Stronger)

    Feeling a little under-the-weather…like, all the time? We all catch a bug here and there, but there are a few telltale signs that your immune system is not quite functioning up to par. According to Penn Medicine, signs to look for include: Consistently high stress levels Constantly catching a cold Frequent diarrhea, gas, or constipation  […]

  • 5 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

    In a season of coughs, sneezes, and overall YUCK, we’ve got a little secret to help you stay healthy! It’s not a miracle drug or a way to acquire superhuman powers (as fun as that might be). Nope. It’s actually SUPER simple. Are you ready? Here it comes…EAT BETTER FOOD! While we’re all about eating […]

  • Gift-Giving that Won’t Break the Bank

    Every year the holidays roll around, and every year we’re swept up in the craze of creating the BEST wish-list to ensure the right packages find their way under our trees. Santa and our loved ones bring us our most desired items in the prettiest wrapping…and then the world keeps turning. Let’s face it friends, […]

  • Donate Items that Make a Positive Impact

    Whether you’re a fan of the holidays or not, we can probably all agree that the world could use a little more joy and kindness.  And guess what? It doesn’t have to cost you a thing! Do you have a whole slew of clothing that no longer fits since you lost all that weight? Get […]

  • Does Muscle Mass Impact Weight Loss?

    Heck yes, it does!  Ok, but how? Let’s start with the basics. To lose weight, your body must experience a calorie deficit. In other words, you must burn more calories than you take in each day. Every pound of muscle in your body can burn up to 10 calories in a day, even while you […]

  • Build Workouts Into Your Daily Routine

    Finding time to workout is challenging. Between grocery shopping, your career, family activities, housework, and social engagements, a solid block of time devoted JUST to your physical health can be tricky to find. Whether you’re a stretched-thin mom, overwhelmed business owner, or a tired college student, there ARE ways to incorporate fitness into your busy […]

  • Short on Time? Cook with Friends!

    You’ve got work, family, and a social life to balance (not to mention your own health and wellbeing). Calendars fill up quickly when you try to schedule family functions, dinner dates, and coffee meetups just to stay in touch. We get it, and we have a solution for you! You don’t have to eat out […]

  • The Benefits of Cooking with Kids

    Maybe you LOVE to cook. Maybe you loathe it. Either way, this message is for YOU. In fact, even if you’re not a fan of cooking, incorporating these useful lessons will make it a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved. So, if you’re a young parent, grandparent, babysitter, or teacher, grab your apron and suit […]

  • Control and Fasting

    Have you ever felt out of control? Like you had no choice in the matter, so you HAD to react or behave a certain way. Newsflash, people!  YOU DO HAVE CONTROL. You control the hand that lifts the fork to your lips. You have the choice to say, “No thank you!” when someone offers you […]

  • Fasting for a Healthier Life

    How many people do you know who have gone on a diet, lost weight, got excited (a little cocky, perhaps), and returned to all their old habits? Then, BAM! They returned to their old body! Next, you hear them complain that the diet didn’t work. But was it the diet that failed, or did they […]

  • How Stages of Sleep Impact Your Health

    Our society has a hustle mentality causing us to overlook necessities such as sleep, mental health, and free time. In fact, in 2013, 40% of Americans were getting less sleep than recommended by the CDC. Are you in that group? Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “You can sleep when you’re dead.” True enough, but what’s […]

  • 9 Easy Ways to Get Better Sleep

    You always hear it’s important to get at least eight hours of sleep, but do you know why?

  • Celebrate YOU, Not FOOD

    Woo-hoo! You’ve lost some weight! You’re feeling good! Now what? You may feel like now is the perfect time to grab a drink with old friends or indulge in a five-star meal…It’s time to celebrate, right?! True enough; you deserve to applaud your hard word and the results, but is self-sabotage really the best way […]

  • Celebrate Your Ups, Downs, and In-Betweens

    Celebrate yourself today and every day.

  • Fear of Loneliness: Learn to Love Alone Time

    Fear is a momentary emotion, and if you run from it you might feel worse later…